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Prime Minister confirms commitment to ag visa
October 18, 2018

Media Release by National Farmers’ Federation Prime Minister, Scott Morrison has again confirmed his Government’s commitment to a visa to specifically…

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Leading groups get behind Australia’s largest agricultural innovation trade fair
October 15, 2018

Media Release provided by C7EVEN Communications GFIA in Focus Australia is fast becoming a much-anticipated event within the agricultural community –…

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Forced labour is not the answer
October 15, 2018

By Growcom CEO David Thomson Prime Minister Morrison’s announcement over the weekend to fill harvest jobs with the long-term unemployed and…

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Australian growers defend the use of Glyphosate
October 8, 2018

By Growcom CEO David Thomson A worldwide debate over the potential status of glyphosate as a possible carcinogen has inspired testimonies…

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Improving best management practice in Reef catchments
October 8, 2018

Peak industry body for horticulture, Growcom today announced a collaboration between Growcom and the Department of Environment and Science to deliver…

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Easier succession planning for Queensland farmers – transfer duty concession
October 3, 2018

By Edward Maragna, Senior Associate MRH Lawyers Concessions on transfer duty for family farm transfers are now available and farmers are…

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Early adoption of the Seasonal Worker Programme pays off for Ironbark Citrus
October 3, 2018

Allen and Susan Jenkin, from Ironbark Citrus in Mundubbera have been using the Seasonal Worker Programme since 2010 and would recommend…

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Marketing produce in the digital age
October 3, 2018

Digital innovation is changing the way consumers shop and as such, is changing fresh produce distribution channels both in Australia and…

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Social and ethical audit results from fresh produce businesses
October 3, 2018

The Fair Farms training and certificationprogram moves into a ‘proof of concept’ pilot phase this month. Up to ten farm businesses…

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Cyclone risk cover – closer than you think
October 3, 2018

The Queensland Farmers’ Federation (QFF) has been working to develop a new insurance option designed with the horticultural industry in mind….

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Australian-first mandatory labour hire laws exceeds expectations
October 2, 2018

Words taken from the Office of Industrial Relations with permission. Queensland has Australia’s first mandatory labour hire licensing laws. Labour hire…

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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly – a preliminary wash-up of the strawberry tampering issue
October 2, 2018

By Growcom CEO David Thomson It has not been an easy period for the Australian horticulture industry with the strawberry tampering…

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